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from Cologne to Rome

You can get from Cologne to Rome by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Rome on Sep 19 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:20PMCologne/Bonn Airport2h00 08:20PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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$621One-way
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06:20PMCologne/Bonn Airport2h00 08:20PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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$621One-way
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06:10AMCologne/Bonn Airport1h55 08:05AMRome Ciampino Airport
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$891One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
Sep 18
$106Flixbus
$188Malta Air
Sun
Sep 19
$87Flixbus
$62Tuifly
Mon
Sep 20
$84Flixbus
$77Malta Air
Tue
Sep 21
$87Flixbus
$77Malta Air
Wed
Sep 22
$87Flixbus
$139Malta Air
Thu
Sep 23
$84Flixbus
$99Eurowings
Fri
Sep 24
$75Flixbus
$255Eurowings
Sat
Sep 25
$70Flixbus
$254Malta Air
Sun
Sep 26
$75Flixbus
$75Tuifly
Mon
Sep 27
$80Flixbus
$32Malta Air
Tue
Sep 28
$72Flixbus
$22Malta Air
Wed
Sep 29
$57Flixbus
$56Malta Air
Thu
Sep 30
$57Flixbus
$77Malta Air
Fri
Oct 1
$57Flixbus
$62Tuifly
Sat
Oct 2
$68Flixbus
$73Malta Air
Sun
Oct 3
$63Flixbus
$50Eurowings
Mon
Oct 4
$63Flixbus
$26Malta Air
Tue
Oct 5
$80Flixbus
$16Malta Air
Wed
Oct 6
$71Flixbus
$40Malta Air
Thu
Oct 7
$63Flixbus
$49Malta Air
Fri
Oct 8
$47Flixbus
$89Malta Air

Travel Information from Cologne to Rome

distanceDistance676 miles (1090 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$90 - $174
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $90 (€72) • 21 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $104 (€83) • 1 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 676 miles (1090 km) by bus, flight or train from Cologne to Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 55 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $90 (€72). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Malta Air or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Cologne to Rome.

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FAQs
Is cross-border travel to Rome, Italy from Cologne, Germany currently allowed?

International travel from Cologne, Germany to Rome, Italy is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy if coming from Germany?

Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Rome if traveling from Cologne?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What measures do I need to follow in Rome, Italy due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Italy must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/17/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip from Cologne to Rome.

Am I required to self-quarantine when I return to Cologne, Germany from Rome, Italy?

The restriction level for your return to Cologne, Germany from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Cologne from Rome restricted?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Cologne from Rome?

Conditions of reentry into Germany:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Cologne, Germany?

You should observe these safety measures in Germany as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Germany was last checked on 9/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Cologne from Rome closer to your date of departure here.

How do I go from Cologne to Rome?

There are 3 travel options from Cologne to Rome: bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Cologne to Rome?

The cheapest way to go to Rome from Cologne is by taking a bus, which costs on average $90 (€72).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:

A bus is $14 (€11) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Cologne to Rome costing on average $104 (€83).

A bus is $83 (€67) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cologne to Rome costing on average $174 (€138).

What is the fastest way from Cologne to Rome?

The fastest way to get to Rome from Cologne is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 55 min.

Other travel options to Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 21 h.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 18 h 21 min.

How far is Rome from Cologne?

The distance from Cologne to Rome is approximately 676 miles (1090 km).

How many services a day are there to Rome from Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Rome is:

  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Rome from Cologne as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Cologne and in Rome?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Cologne to Rome:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport to Rome, Tiburtina Station.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Cologne/Bonn Airport to Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Köln Hbf and arrive in Roma Termini.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Rome?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cologne to Rome:

  • You can travel by bus to Rome from Cologne with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Cologne to Rome tickets for $90 (€72) on Omio.
  • You can travel from Cologne to Rome by flight with Malta Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $104 (€83) with Malta Air from Cologne to Rome.
  • You can travel between Cologne and Rome by train with Deutsche Bahn. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $174 (€138) with Deutsche Bahn from Cologne to Rome.
Can I travel directly to Rome from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Rome with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct flight with Malta Air.

Direct services to Rome tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Where else should I travel to after my journey between Cologne and Rome ends?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Rome often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Florence or Paris. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Rome and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book my Cologne to Rome one way ticket online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Cologne to Rome, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $90 (€72) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $104 (€83) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $174 (€138) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Cologne to Rome online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cologne
Rome
Köln Hbf
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